Internet users are being reminded of the importance of respect on the net as the world marks Safer Internet Day 2018, February 6.
CyberHound is a proud supporter of Safer Internet Day (SID), an annual, worldwide event held this year on Tuesday 6 February, aimed to encourage a better internet.
This year’s SID theme is ‘Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you’, and CyberHound is encouraging the safe and respectful use of technology.
CyberHound is a leading provider of cybersafety and learning enablement solutions, with a particular specialisation in school environments. Its solutions empower schools to identify and address issues like self harm, cyberbullying and predatory approaches.
Chief Executive Officer John Fison said with SID being marked in 130 countries it is important to note the power of the internet.
“The internet is a tool that has demonstrated potential to cause hurt and division, but equally it has shown its power in bringing people closer,” Mr Fison said.
“To make the internet a better place for all, we need to show tolerance and respect to other online.”
Mr Fison said Safer Internet Day is the perfect opportunity to create understanding on how to make the online world safe for all users.
“We all need to be aware of our actions, be respectful and show digital leadership,” he said.
Mr Fison will join with other corporate and government leaders for the Australian launch of Safer Internet Day 2018 at Parliament House, Canberra on Tuesday 6 February.
CyberHound wants all internet users to show some R.E.S.P.E.C.T.:
- Re-empower – help those having a hard time on the net, listen, act and report bullying
- Everyone – remember everyone is a human who should be shown courtesy
- Show Pride – what you share is what people see now and in the future, be careful what you post
- Exhibit – be a digital leader and show good examples of behaviour to those around you, especially children
- Community – think about what you’re saying or posting online and if this is something you’d be saying in person in your local community
- Tolerance – show respect online, we don’t have to fully understand each other, but we should understand everyone deserves to be shown respect and tolerance
To find out more information about Safer Internet Day 2018 visit esafety.gov.au/saferinternetday.